Delicious traditional soup with ground beef and vegetables. A typical recipe of the cuisine of the Guarani people in Paraguay, this soup is usually consumed with Paraguayan tortillas or chipa guazu.


  • 3 lb ground beef
  • 1 large onion , chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper , seeded and diced
  • 2 tomatoes , peeled, seeded and diced
  • 2 tablespoons rice
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil (or lard)
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ bunch parsley
  • 8 cups cold water
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • Salt


  • Mortar and pestle


  • Mix the meat and rice in a mortar and crush with a pestle until a paste is formed.
  • Then knead this mixture with your hands for 5 minutes.
  • In a large salad bowl, mix the meat with the 8 cups (2l) of cold water and stir until the mixture is perfectly homogeneous.
  • Heat the oil in a Dutch oven and brown the onion over medium heat.
  • Add the pepper and tomato and sauté for 5 minutes, stirring very regularly.
  • Add the flour to this sauce and mix well for two minutes.
  • Add the mixed meat and rice that was dissolved in cold water.
  • Cook for 15 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Finally add salt, oregano and parsley.